SAUGUS Saugus’ Only Local Weekly News Source! OCODDV C TECATAAT Vol. 25, No. 34 -FREE- www.advocatenews.net Published Every Friday 781-233-4446 Friday, August 26, 2022 A SIGN OF HOPE FOR CLIFTONDALE Proposal goes to Selectmen Landfi ll Subcommittee endorses WiN Waste innovation’s $18.8 million revised offer for 25 more years at ash landfi ll By Mark E. Vogler W IN Waste Innovations this week offered to pay the town up to $18.8 million – a $3.8 million increase over what it initially proposed – in return for using the ash landfill near its trash-to-energy plant on Route 107 for another 25 years. The deal is contingent on whether the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) permits the company to expand an ash landfi ll that is expected to meet its capacity by the end of 2025. Any Host Community Agreement (HCA) deal would also require input and backing from town offi - cials, particularly the Board of Health. “It won’t even go to the Board of Health if DEP doesn’t approve it,” Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano said Wednesday night (Aug. 24) during a meeting of the Landfi ll Subcommittee he cochairs with Board of Health Chair William Heff ernan. Subcommittee members voted fi ve to one with two abstentions in support of a motion to accept WIN Waste Innovation’s latest proposal and forward it to the Board of Selectmen. “A ‘Yes’ vote means we support the proposal,” Cogliano explained to Precinct 10 Town Meeting Member Peter Manoogian at the end of the nearly three-hour long meeting in a packed second floor auditorium at Saugus Town Hall. PROPOSAL | SEE PAGE 2 OCTOBER PLANS: Tricia Murphy, owner of the Shining Stars Learning Center, stands beneath the sign that went up at the old North Shore Bank building earlier this month. She has a target date of mid-October to move into her new quarters. See inside for more photos and story. (Saugus Advocate BY photo by Mark E. Vogler) ~ Home of the Week ~ SAUGUS....Beautiful colonial offers 6 rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, nice open front foyer leading to an updated kitchen with maple cabinets, granite counters, granite peninsular with seating for four and pendent lighting, formal dining room, open concept to living room, main bedroom features private bath, trek deck - great for enjoying a cup of coffee or barbecuing, oversized yard with storage shed, security system, central air, roof, siding, heat approximately 10 years old, first floor interior painted 2 years ago. Don’t miss this one! Offered at $ 599,900. 335 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-7300 View the interior of this home right on your smartphone. View all our listings at: CarpenitoRealEstate.com ANGELO’S FULL SERVICE Regular Unleaded $3.819 Mid Unleaded $4.359 Super $4.739 Diesel Fuel $4.839 44 Years of Excellence!! 1978-2022 KERO $8.99 DEF $4.75 9 DYED ULS $4.499 9 HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! DEF Available by Pump! Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN AVE • SAUGUS Hours: Mon. - Wed. 6AM - 6PM / Thurs. & Fri. 6AM - 7PM / Sat. 7AM - 5PM / Sun. 9AM-1PM Prices subject to change Ask about our Heating Oil Conditioner! FLEET

Page 2 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 26, 2022 PROPOSAL | FROM PAGE 1 Cogliano, Selectman Corinne Riley, former Board of Health Member Joe Vinard, Precinct 10 Town Meeting Peter Delios and Saugus Fire Department Captain and Precinct 8 Town Meeting Member William E. Cross III all voted to support WIN Waste’s latest offer. Jackie Mercurio, a Saugus resident and local environmentalist who has been a vocal critic of the trash-to-energy plant cast the lone opposition vote. Heffernan and Health Director John R. Fralick III abstained from the vote. “I will recuse myself and my position will be unknown,” Heffernan said prior to the vote.Although the Board of Health approved the creation of the subcommittee back in March of 2020 and later approved the appointees, Heffernan insisted “this is not a committee of the Board of Health” and that the subcommittee doesn’t report to the Board of Health. Heffernan maintained that he could not ethically serve as a cochair of a Board of Health subcommittee while serving as the Board of Health’s chair. It is not clear when members of the Board of Selectmen will review the WIN proposal. The board’s next meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sept. 6, Oct. 4 and Oct. 18. Meanwhile, MassDEP representatives are scheduled to meet with town officials and concerned residents at 6 p.m. on Sept. 28 in the second floor auditorium at Town Hall for what is expected to be a discussion on the potential future of the ash landfill. A major obstacle to any deal would be whether MassDEP would allow extending the life of the ash landfill. MassDEP Commissioner 425r Broadway, Saugus Located adjacent to Kohls Plaza Route 1 South in Saugus at the intersection of Walnut St. We are on MBTA Bus Route 429 781-231-1111 We are a Skating Rink with Bowling Alleys, Arcade and two TV’s where the ball games are always on! PUBLIC SKATING SCHEDULE 12-8 p.m. Sunday Monday Tuesday $9.00 Price includes Roller Skates Rollerblades/inline skates $3.00 additional cost Private Parties 7:30-11 p.m. $10.00 Price includes Roller Skates Adult Night 18+ Only Wednesday Thursday Friday Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. Private Parties Private Parties 4-11 p.m. Saturday 12-11 p.m. $9.00 $9.00 Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. Sorry No Checks - ATM on site Roller skate rentals included in all prices Inline Skate Rentals $3.00 additional BIRTHDAY & PRIVATE PARTIES AVAILABLE www.roller-world.com Martin Suuberg shared his concerns in a Nov. 16, 2021, letter to State Representative Jeffrey Turco: “Any future proposals for expansion would require a modification to the facility’s site assignment and approval from MassDEP and the Saugus Board of Health. As the landfill is located within an ACEC, an expansion of the landfill (including vertical expansion) would need to meet the site suitability criteria in the Regulations with respect to the site assignment. While an applicant is free to Members of the Landfill Subcommittee liked what they heard from WIN Waste Innovations Vice President of Environment James Connolly on a proposed Host Community Agreement at Wednesday night’s (Aug. 24) meeting. propose a site assignment modification, and MassDEP will review information submitted, based upon the information presently before MassDEP, the facility fails to meet the necessary site suitability criteria to allow for expansion within the ACEC and therefore would not receive a positive site suitability determination. Without a positive site suitability determination from MassDEP, a proposal to amend the facility’s site assignment to allow for vertical expansion would not advance to the Saugus Board of Health for consideration.” At the outset of Wednesday’s meeting, WIN Waste Innovations Vice President of PROPOSAL | SEE PAGE 10 WIN Waste Innovations Vice President of Environment James Connolly increased his offer to the town by nearly $4 million in return for the company being able to use its ash landfill for another 25 years. (Saugus Advocate photos by Mark E. Vogler)

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 26, 2022 Page 3 Back to School Saugus Public School principals have high expectations as the district begins the second year of scholastic improvement goals By Mark E. Vogler T hirty-three Saugus High School students will truly be getting an early jump on their college education plans when they return to classes for the start of the 2022-23 academic school year on Tuesday. “They can get college credits and it will not cost them anything,” Saugus Middle High School Principal Brendon Sullivan said in an interview this week as he spoke enthusiastically about new programs and new educational opportunities that will be available to students. As the new school year begins, 18 students are registered for an introduction to college course and 15 will be taking a collegiate level public speaking course. “We have been meeting with North Shore Community College regularly and have hired an early college director,” Sullivan said. Professors from the college will be teaching a few select college courses in the fall and spring at the Saugus Middle High School Complex, according to Sullivan. The goal is to give them a head start on college and better prepare them for life after college. Saugus Public Schools is one of five school districts in the state to obtain a $500,000 grant from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to make early college programs accessible locally. It is one of the programs that will be featured this year as School Superintendent Erin McMahon embarks on the second of a five-year program to improve scholastic excellence in the school district. “We have three areas of focus this year,” Supt. McMahon said in an interview this week. She noted that the top priorities are student-driven instruction, supporting the professional growth of teachers and developing high-quality curriculum. On Wednesday, during a break in administrative planning sessions, the superintendent made arrangements for her three principals to meet with The Saugus Advocate and highlight the major new programs within their respective schools. Here’s what going on at a glance: The Saugus Middle High School Complex “In addition to early college, we’ll be implementing PBIS [Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports],” Sullivan said. “We’re doing this schoolwide. We’re creating a conducive, unified culture all the way through,” Sullivan Put Your Success To Work. said. The Veterans Early Learning Center Michael Mondello, who is principal of the Learning Center, said he’s excited about the implementation of the “Wit and Wisdom” curriculum to ensure that students have access to high-quality literature. Mondello will be overseeing the curriculum for children registered in preschool, kindergarten and the first grade. “Our ability to focus on BACK TO SCHOOL | SEE PAGE 12 Pictured from left to right: The three principals of Saugus Public School – Saugus Middle High School Principal Brendon Sullivan, Belmonte STEAM Academy Principal Dr. Rebecca Long and Veterans Early Learning Center Principal Michael Mondello look forward to next Tuesday’s (Aug. 30) opening of classes with big plans. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) Your next smart decision is what to do with your success. Easy choice, multiply it. 1.50%APY* Business Money Market Ask about our in-office business concierge service. *New Money Only. Minimum Deposit to earn interest is $50,000. For existing Everett Bank Business customers, an additional deposit of $10,000 is required.

Page 4 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 26, 2022 ~ The Advocate Asks ~ Shining Stars Learning Center owner Tricia Murphy discusses her move to Cliftondale Center Editor’s Note: For this week’s interview, we sat down with Tricia Murphy, owner of Shining Stars Learning Center. We asked her about how she got involved in early childhood education and her plans to relocate this fall from the old Edwards School Gerry D’Ambrosio Attorney-at-Law Is Your Estate in Order? Do you have an update Will, Health Care Proxy or Power of Attorney? If Not, Please Call for a Free Consultation. 14 Proctor Avenue, Revere (781) 284-5657 Dan 1972 R.Y.O. TOBACCO ---------TUBES CIGAR SMOKERS DELIGHT! 15 Handmade Cigars - Long Leaf - individually wrapped plus a $19. Surprise $43.95 at 20 East Denver St. Murphy grew up in Sturbridge, Mass. She is a 1991 graduate of Southbridge High School. In 1996 she graduated from Salem State College with a Bachelor of Arts in art education. She decided to go back to college to take more classes in early childhood education and got certified through North Shore Community College. Her husband, Michael, is a lieutenant in the Revere Fire Department, where he has worked for 16 years. They have been married for 22 years and have three children: Abagail, 21, a senior at Coastal Carolina University; Molly, 19, a sophomore at the University of Tampa; Michael, 15, who will be a sophomore at Lynnfield High School this fall. Murphy and her family lived in Saugus for 15 years while Shining Stars was just starting out. She was very active in the town’s PTO. Murphy and her family currently reside in Lynnfield. Some highlights of this week’s interview follow. Q: When did you first dream about opening up a day care center? A: I was in school for art hisOur 50th Anniversary Chris 2022 We Sell Cigars & Accessories Buy Cigars by the Box & SAVE! Competitive prices on all Brands, Great Selection Take an Additional 10% OFF All Boxes and Humidors during the Month of August! * Travel Humidors * Desk Top Humidors * Many Types of Lighters * Ash Trays * Juuls * Vapes * Glass Pipes * Rewards Program * CBD Infused Products * GIFTS UNDER $30 - GIFT CERTIFICATES A.B.C. CIGAR 170 REVERE ST., REVERE (781) 289-4959 STORE HOURS: Monday - Saturday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sunday & Holidays: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Liam Jaynes, a former Shining Stars Learning Center student who died in a June 9, 2014, car accident in Saugus, has become the inspiration of annual “random acts of kindness day,” which is observed every year by the center. Shining Stars plans to name a new playground/play station after him. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) tory, and one of the courses was elementary art. My mom was an art teacher. I thought that would be a great career. I got a job at a preschool in Marblehead and fell in love with teaching preschool. I started in Marblehead in 1997 and left in 2001, right before I had my first daughter. Q: How did you wind up in Saugus? A: We bought my husband’s aunt’s (Grace) house in Saugus on Pearson Street. His uncle, Joe Rapone, was a butcher at the Hilltop for several years. I was on the PTO for the Veterans School for several years. Besides being active with the PTO, I’ve written a few grants for the town. One of the grants was community partnerships for children – collaborating between the private preschool and the public preschool. I worked on a grant for Saugus Coordinated Family Community, making sure that every child had access to early childhood programs. We ran free play groups at the library. I was the coordinator of that for nine years and recently stepped down. I was a wellness committee member under Superintendent David DeRuosi, advocating for early childhood programs. Q: What’s the origin of the name Shining Stars? A: I was just trying to come up with a fun name for the school. I brainstormed with my mother and mother-in-law. I always loved the shape of ASKS | SEE PAGE 5 Tricia Murphy stands in front of the early stages of a wall mural that will help make the new home for Shining Stars Learning Center a cheery place. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate)

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 26, 2022 Page 5 ASKS | FROM PAGE 4 the star, so I thought “Shining Stars” would be a fun name. I started out with our yellow stars, because yellow has always been my favorite color. I had four stars in the original logo. After all three of my children were born, I revamped the logo with one star for each child: pink, purple and green stars. Those were the favorite colors of my children. Pink was Abby’s favorite color and still is. Molly’s favorite color was purple, but it’s not any longer. And my son Michael’s favorite color is green. Q: You’ve always had four stars in your logo? A: It’s a happy coincidence. Once I realized we were done having children, it dawned on me that we could add some color to the logo. It just popped into my head that we could have one colored star to represent each child. Q: Where did Shining Stars start out? A: We had a home day care center for one year in my house in Saugus. We had six children. My very first child is my best friend’s son. They knew that I wanted to start a school, and they used to say, “If you build it, they will come.” Knowing that I wanted to go out of the house, we went to 10 students. And that’s when I brought in two former coworkers from the Marblehead Day Care Center. When I left the Marblehead center, I told my two friends that I was going to start my own child day care center and that I would like them to come work with me – and they did. Q: What is your anniversary date for the day care center? A: Sept. 17, 2001. I get fl owers every year on that day from the very fi rst student. He later worked for me. He’s a senior at Elon, North Carolina – Max Pegnato, of Swampscott. He was with us for two summers. Q: What is the enrollment of Shining Stars? A: 160 kids for the summer, and once school starts, it’s 130. Most of our students are parttime. Some come two days or three days. Some come five days. Q: You’ve been at the Edwards School for 17 years. Why the relocation to Cliftondale? A: We have been searching for a building to purchase for a very long time. The property needed to be big enough for our program and would also allow for parking and a playground. The building in Cliftondale has all of that with unique interior architecture. There is a lot of work to be propriate surface. Q: Anything else special about this playground? A: We had a student of ours pass away on June 9, 2014; Liam Jaynes died in a car accident in Saugus. Liam was three years old. We’re going to call the playground Liam’s Play Station. And every year we do “a random acts of kindness day.” We have little cards we pass out – little things like holding the door open or buying a cup of coff ee for the person behind you. We do it every year on Liam’s “angel anniversary.” The whole Shining Stars community – all of the families and friends – are involved. Q: Are most of your students from Saugus? A: A majority of them are. Saugus teachers bring their children to us. And we have a lot of kids from Revere. Q: What makes Shining Stars unique and special? A: I honestly believe it has to do with the staff we have: It’s not just a career for them; it’s a passion. And we have a philosophy – treat every child ASKS | SEE PAGE 10 Tricia Murphy loves the big wooden beams and the huge window space in the old Cliftondale bank building that will welcome students to preschool programs this fall. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) done. First on the agenda is to remove all of the built-in safes and the vault door. Classrooms will be on the main fl oor, in the full basement and we will use the mezzanine as well. The building is fl ooded with sunlight, and we plan on transforming the interior into a cheerful and welcoming place. Last fall when I noticed the building was empty, I inquired about its future, thinking it would make a beautiful school for us. At that time, there were no plans to sell it. As soon as we saw it was being sold, we jumped. Q: When is the move to Cliftondale? A: My hope is that probably by the end of September or early October, we’ll slowly move over here and then get it done on a weekend. Q: What will it take to make the building ready so you can move in here? A: We’re taking out the safes, putting in some partial walls, remodeling the bathrooms, replacing fl ooring and building a park and playground in the back. Q: What will the park be like? A: Big enough for about 30 children – about 2,500 square feet – with a playground-ap

Page 6 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 26, 2022 Letter of Opposition Members of Revere state legislative delegation urge Saugus to reject any further expansion of the WIN ash landfi ll in Saugus (Editor’s Note: Three Revere state legislators requested publication of the following letter, which they recently sent to Saugus Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano and Saugus Board of Health Chair William Heffernan, the cochairs of the Board of Health Landfi ll Subcommittee.) Dear Co-Chairs Cogliano and Heff ernan: We are writing to voice our strong opposition and to respectfully request that the Town of Saugus not entertain any further expansion of the WIN Saugus ash landfi ll. As some background, our community hosts the Commonwealth’s only unlined ash landfi ll that is still in operation. The WIN Saugus ash landfill is completely surrounded by the Rumney Marsh, which is an Area of Critical Environmental Concern. Furthermore, constituents of ours live directly across the Pines River, which is less than a half mile from Jeff rey R. Turco State Representative this unbuff ered and unlined landfi ll. This landfi ll was never meant to be a forever solution and was scheduled to stop accepting ash in December of 1996. Yet time and time again, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection allowed them to expand, using a consent order as a loophole. Local offi cials in Saugus and Revere, including the Saugus Board of Selectmen and Revere City Council, have gone on record multiple times supporting closure of this ash landfi ll. Even more disturbing, environmental experts agree that the WIN Saugus ash landfi ll poses a risk to both public and environmental health because of its location, contaminants in the ash, and lack of state-of-the-art environmental protections. Due to its location within a dynamic coastal environment, the WIN Saugus ash landfi ll will be increasingly impacted by sea level rise and associated storm surge in the future. Jessica Ann Giannino State Representative Additionally, because fl y ash, which contains high levels of lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic and other pollutants have been disposed of throughout the Saugus ash landfi ll, any leaching or breach could pose a signifi cant risk to public health and contamination of critical resource areas. Long-term integrity of the WIN Saugus ash landfill is hampered by the fact that this is the only ash landfi ll in the state that does not have a ‘state of the art’ liner. In 2018, after a two-year process, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection approved a fi - nal plan to allow WIN Saugus to deposit an additional estimated 500,000 tons of ash into its landfi ll over the course of five to ten years. During 2016’s MEPA process, over 1,000 residents in both Saugus and Revere weighed in on their opposition to this proposal. To date, there is specLETTER OF OPPOSITION | SEE PAGE 7 Monogram D4 Double siding Cedar impression half rounds Harvey Vinyl 64 Replacement Windows Custom Aluminum Trim work Windows & Doors Top quality Vinyl Siding! •Vinyl Siding •Carpentry Work •Decks •Roofing •Free Estimates •Replacement Windows •Fully Licensed •Fully Insured

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 26, 2022 Page 7 LETTER OF OPPOSITION | FROM PAGE 6 ulation that the landfi ll will once again reach capacity by 2024, and now we are discussing how the company can circumvent what is right, just by once again extending capacity limits beyond that date for another two decades. Of particular concern to our constituents and ourselves, is how keeping this unlined landfi ll active could impact neighborhoods in Saugus and Revere during coastal fl ooding events. The current plan allows the two remaining valleys of the five that were put there to protect our constituency from storm water surges and coastal fl ooding. These two remaining valleys had been capped and are the closest in proximity to the Pines River. Re-opening these two valleys and fi lling them with an additional 500,000 tons of ash, fl ies in the face of common sense, especially with the projected fl ooding and sea level rises in this extremely sensitive wetland. Our concern, and that of those we represent, is if WIN continues dumping ash into this landfi ll indefi nitely, the river and the neighborhood across from it would be even more susceptible to contamination in the event of an intense coastal storm. Additionally, if fl ood waters reach the property and contaminate the active part(s) of the landfi ll, there is no doubt the landfi ll’s integrity would be compromised, and ash would get into the waters. Similar to fl ooding concerns for neighborhoods in Revere, a number of instances have occurred in Saugus. Constituents of the Sixteenth Suff olk District in East Saugus who live in neighborhoods closest to the Rumney Marsh experience the same level of fl ooding on their streets and in their homes. The conditions during storms have been so severe at times that an entire section of Route 107, right in front of the WIN facility, has been closed to traffi c in both directions due to extreme fl ooding. Also, the Commuter Rail tracks, which run right alongside the landfill, have been fl ooded on more than one occasion. As a result of MassDEP’s decision to grant WIN Saugus the fi nal permit to move forward with this expansion, without mandating WIN go before the Saugus Board of Health for a new Site Assignment, the Conservation Law Foundation and the Town of Saugus fi led an appeal before Suff olk Superior Court to reverse the agency’s decision. In August of 2019, the Superior Court denied the appeal. Justice Kenneth Salinger opined: “(The plaintiff ’s) assertion that DEP could not modify the operating permit because the board never assigned this site as a location for a landfi ll is without merit. This site was being used as a landfi ll when the Solid Waste Management Act was fi rst enacted; it has therefore been assigned for landfi ll purposes by operation of law since 1955.” In the most recent proposal, WIN stated the deal is contingent on receiving both local and state permits. The proposal promises a cash incentive to the Town of Saugus to allow the facility to continue dumping ash for an additional 25 years at the landfi ll. This would require an expansion of the landfi ll as well as bury more than 2.5 million tons of additional ash to the landfi ll within these 25 years. MassDEP has already determined that additional ash over the 50-foot maximum height or expanding the footprint will not be allowed, since the incinerator is located in an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). In a letter from MassDEP Commissioner Martin Suuberg to State Representative Jeffrey Turco, dated Nov. 16, 2021, Suuberg states: “Any future proposals for expansion would require a modifi - cation to the facility’s site assignment and approval from MassDEP and the Saugus LETTER OF OPPOSITION | SEE PAGE 11 THIS WEEK ON SAUGUS TV Sunday, Aug. 28 from 9–11 p.m. on Channel 8 – “Sunday Night Stooges” (The Three Stooges). 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Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 26, 2022 Saugus seniors enjoy a Hawaiian luau at the Center By Tara Vocino T he Saugus Senior Center held a Hawaiian luau last Thursday afternoon. The Senior Center’s open house will be on Friday, Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cathy Strum was dressed as a Hawaiian flower girl and is shown with Disc Jockey Alan LaBella. Senior Center staff, pictured from left to right: in the back row: Interim Director Laurie Davis, Server Joanie Allbee, Van Driver Jack Doherty, volunteers David Swallow, Gail Sarno and Anthony Smart and Dishwasher Paul Watson; front row: Transportation Coordinator Cathy Strum, Bookkeeper/Trip Coordinator Lynnette Terrazzano, Kitchen Manager Michelle Kelley, Receptionist Joanne Genzale and Prep Cook Ann Swanson. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Approximately 120 people attended Thursday’s luau at the Senior Center. Ann Swanson, Paul Watson and Michelle Kelley displayed food from Hong Kong Express in Cliftondale Square. Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center Administrator-in-training Kalie Cordeiro and Admissions Director Abby Goodemote served mocktail pina coladas. Seniors danced the popular dance the electric slide.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 26, 2022 Page 9 Saugus resident Ruth Berg tore up the dance floor. Annette Slocomb, 99, alongside Lorraine and Fred Lewis; standing are Peg and Frank Burke. Beside them are Jackie Vatty and Midge Dawicki. At left is Evelyn Melview. Saugus resident William Buchan grabbed a mocktail at the tiki bar from Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center Administrator-in-training Kalie Cordeiro. Luau attendees gather for a photo with DJ Allen LaBella. Dottie Kushmerek and William Buchan danced to the song “Lola.” Dottie Kushmerek (second from left) danced to “That’s Amore” by Dean Martin. Partygoers were dressed luau-style during last Thursday’s Hawaiian luau party at the Senior Center.

Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 26, 2022 State Police investigating fatal pedestrian crash in Saugus T roopers from the State Police-Danvers Barracks responded to a crash on Route 1 southbound in Saugus on Tuesday night that resulted in the death of a pedestrian. A preliminary investigation indicated that at approximately 10:04 p.m. Carlos Vasquez, 45, of Bennington, Vt., was crossing all three southbound lanes on foot from the area of a Burger King restaurant near the Essex Street exit. Vasquez made it as far as the leftmost lane when he was struck by a southbound 2014 Nissan Maxima operated by a 60-year-old Wakefield man. Vasquez sustained serious injuries and was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The investigation suggests that he was crossing the highway to reach the northbound side, where his girlfriend was waiting for him. The driver remained at the scene and was cooperative with Troopers. No charges have been filed to date; the investigation to determine if charges are warranted is ongoing. The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Troop A of the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis The COVID-19 Update Town reports 41 newly confirmed cases; no new deaths By Mark E. Vogler T here were 41 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past seven days through Wednesday (Aug. 24), according to Town ASKS | FROM PAGE 5 the way you would want your child treated – it’s a philosophy that all of the staff owns. The staff just feels like one big family. That kind of attitude makes it a loveable community. We don’t have a lot of turnover in staff. Our staff is there for years and years. I run the program. I’m the leader of the program. But PROPOSAL | FROM PAGE 2 Environment James Connolly presented a revised PowerPoint presentation of the one he made before the Landfill Subcommittee last month. Connolly told the subcommittee that the company had made changes in response to the feedback it received over the past month. WIN Waste now proposes to provide $18.8 million in direct payment – a lump sum payment of $15 million plus $125,000 in 25 annual payments (for total addition value of $3.8 million). WIN Waste will pay the town $10 million if required to invest more than $5 million due to regulatory requirements, including: –Approximately $10 million paid at a rate of $2.50 per ton of ash disposed. –Capital improvements made at the facility would generate additional tax revenue. The total value of the deal, including investments made by the company in capital imManager Scott C. Crabtree. That’s one fewer new case in town than reported last week by the state Department of Public Health (DPH), increasing the overall total to 9,767 confirmed cases, according my one true gift is choosing the right people to run it. I choose them in the interviewing process by asking myself if I would want my child in their classroom. This is the kind of loving care that is instinctual rather than taught. Q: What’s the capacity of the new building? How many kids can you accommodate? A: About 95. Q: What’s the best thing provements and environmental enhancements, is approximately $30 million. In addition to providing economic benefits, the HCA would reduce NOx and other emissions below the current permit limits, which are already protective of public health and the environment. The company would also install a stand-alone, ambient NOx monitoring station in Saugus and request that the Massachusetts Department of Public Health update its 2016 health study. “We are grateful for the subcommittee’s hard work and thoughtful deliberations,” Connolly said. “Our dialogue has been a model of public-private cooperation, and we are confident the final agreement will benefit both the Town and our company,” Connolly said. The subcommittee’s vote is the first step in a multiyear process that will involve the Saugus Board of Selectmen, the Saugus Board of Health and MassDEP. Connolly stressed that the to Crabtree. There have been more than 960 confirmed cases over the past 18 weeks (which averages out to 53) as the virus continues to hang around, causing some people to keep wearing masks at about this new building you’re moving into? A: We own it, so we can do anything we want with it. I love the beams and the huge windows. And a big thing is we spent 18 years in a building without air conditioning. The Evans School doesn’t have air conditioning. So, it will be very nice next summer. Right now at the Evans, we have lots of fans and windows opened. company is interested in sharing with the town an economic benefit of continuing to operate the ash landfill on Route 107 in order to avoid trucking the ash from Saugus to Shrewsbury, Mass., or Putnam, Conn. The subcommittee received testimony from 27 speakers during Wednesday’s meeting – 10 who supported WIN’s plan, 15 who opposed it and two who were neutral. Many of the supporters came from out of town. They expressed their appreciation of the 370acre Bear Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, which WIN Waste operates on the Route 107 site. Local artist Kelly Slater of Saugus called herself “a great nature lover” who appreciates WIN Waste’s efforts to maintain the bird sanctuary. “I think it’s wonderful that there’s this fabulous bird sanctuary on the facility,” Slater said. “However, I don’t think that we have to pay for a bird sanctuary by continuing to accept millions of tons of ash,” she added. “I’d be happy to pay $350 The total value of the deal, including investments made by the company in capital improvements and environmental enhancements, is approximately $30 million. more in real estate taxes per year if I could see the closure of the landfill,” Slater said. Longtime Saugonian Eugene Decareau, 92, congratulated the subcommittee for its work in negotiating a potential deal with WIN Waste Innovations. “I thank RESCO, Wheelabrator and WIN… [They] have done one heck of a good job. You’re doing one heck of a good job and I’m with you 100 percent,” he said. Saugus Fire Capt. Bill Cross, one of the subcommittee members who supports the WIN Waste Innovations proposal, said he would put his trust in the DEP. “If we can’t trust the DEP, who can we trust? … We should put our trust in the DEP and move forward,” Cross said. Precinct 10 Town Meeting Member Peter Manoogian, a longtime critic of the trash-to-energy plant, praised the subcommittee for doing “some good work.” Manoogian said he would like to see the plant brought up to “the highest of standards,” that they achieve “the lowest emission rates” and close the ash landfill. Town Hall even though they are optional. Meanwhile, the state reported no new COVID-19-related deaths in Saugus over the past seven days; the overall total remained at 94 deaths since the Q: So, what’s your ultimate goal? A: I’d like to see my grandchildren here one day and see staff members be able to bring their grandchildren here, too; but I’d like to be a long time away from grandchildren. Q: Anything else that you would like to share? A: I’m very grateful for the career that I’ve had and the relationships and connections I’ve made. My coworkoutbreak of the Coronavirus in March of 2020. “Our hearts and prayers go out to those families affected by this health pandemic,” Crabtree said. ers are my best friends. And I’ve made great friends with families I’ve come across. I’m grateful for social media because I get to see where life takes past staff members and the accomplishments of the children who have come through the center. We have so many former students who have become staff members and former staff members who now bring their children to us. and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. Saugus Fire and Police assisted at the scene. The two left lanes at the crash scene were closed until nearly midnight to accommodate the investigation. All lanes were reopened by 12:57 a.m.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 26, 2022 Page 11 JM Electrical, Inc. names Saugus resident Director of Human Resources L YNNFIELD, Mass. – Saugus resident Whitney Mugford has been promoted to Director of Human Resources at the Lynnfield, Mass.-based commercial electrical contractor JM Electrical Company, Inc. (JME). She originally joined the company in 2019 as Human Resources Manager. In addition to Human Resources, Mugford will oversee safety protocols and marketing communications campaigns as well as payroll and benefits. Mugford will work closely with company leaderLETTER OF OPPOSITION | FROM PAGE 7 Board of Health. As the landfill is located within an ACEC, an expansion of the landfill (including vertical expansion) would need to meet the site suitability criteria in the Regulations with respect to the site assignment. While an applicant is free to propose a site assignment modification, and MassDEP will review information submitted, based upon the information presently before MassDEP, the facility fails to meet the necesship and the entire staff to ensure that JME remains a market leader. “Whitney is a trusted and valuable member of the JME team. As our HR manager she helped us navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, a real challenge for anyone working in the construction industry. She serves as a trusted resource for our employees at every level and continues to foster positive communication throughout our company. This promotion is given in recognition of Whitney’s many contributions to JM Electrical,” sary site suitability criteria to allow for expansion within the ACEC and therefore would not receive a positive site suitability determination. Without a positive site suitability determination from MassDEP, a proposal to amend the facility’s site assignment to allow for vertical expansion would not advance to the Saugus Board of Health for consideration.” Twenty years after this site should have closed operations, WIN is still putting profits over people. The idea that our community could allow this or any corsaid JME Principal & CEO Matthew Guarracino. An HR veteran, Mugford has more than 15 years of experience in HR, payroll and administrative operations with both start-ups and established corporations. Before joining JME, Mugford was the HR Manager for a marketing/trading and utility company with offices in the U.S. and Canada. She earned an associate’s degree in Human Resources Management from McKinley College. “Whitney continues to play an important role in JME’s success by engaging our emporation to pay for the ability to pollute is absurd. Under no circumstances do we support any expansion of the unlined ash landfill that sits in the center of the beautiful Rumney Marsh, an ACEC itself. Saugus and Revere voters cannot be silenced with money. The damage to the environment and the health of neighbors will surely surpass any monetary benefit posed by this expansion if it has not already. We are opposed to this or any scheme that risks the health of our neighbors or neighborhoods. Though it is too late to reployees, developing new programs and protocols, and helping to shine a light on our work in the construction industry,” said JME Principal & COO John Guarracino. “She is appreciated and highly regarded throughout the company.” About JM Electrical Company, Inc. Founded in 1985, Lynnfield, Mass.-based JME has grown from a small firm with two employees to a major force in New England with a staff of 180 who contribute to some verse MassDEP’s 2018 decision, now is the time to mandate a definitive closure date of this unlined landfill, which should have ceased operation in December of 1996. At this juncture in time, we should be discussing closure and remediation plans, yet the Town of Saugus is entertaining yet another expansion with the interest and intent in using the site for the dumping of ash indefinitely. It is time to require WIN to begin closure of this landfill, and plan for remediation to safeguard what is already there. Thank you for of the most high-profile construction projects in the region, from the Millennium Tower to projects at Cambridge Crossing, the Seaport District, Kendall Square and Assembly Row. Today, the company enjoys a reputation as an industry leader in installing building automation systems and HVAC controls. JME possesses the technical expertise to assist customers in executing all projects from selection to installation of the most sophisticated and cost-effective building management systems. your attention to this matter. If we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our offices. Sincerely, Jessica Ann Giannino State Representative Sixteenth Suffolk District Jeffrey R. Turco State Representative Nineteenth Suffolk District Lydia Edwards State Senator First Suffolk and Middlesex Fall 2022 Bus Service Schedules Take Effect August 28 BOSTON – The MBTA today issued its Fall 2022 Bus Service Schedules taking effect on August 28. The MBTA typically adjusts service schedules quarterly to reflect the levels of service being delivered. For a full listing of all upcoming service changes for all modes, please visit mbta. com/servicechanges. Bus Service Details: The MBTA continues its aggressive hiring campaign for bus operators. Hiring outreach has included updated online information, updated information at Registry of Motor Vehicle locations, email blast campaigns, MassHire events, and more. Advertising campaigns specifically targeting bus operator recruitment have been in operation since December 2021 with the latest campaign launching on August 1, 2022, including the promotion of a “One-Stop” bus operator hiring event that took place in April. During the One-Stop event, 109 interviews took place with 18 hiring offers extended on the spot. The MBTA continues to aggressively promote the bus operator position, including the benefits of working for the T and a sign-on bonus of up to $4,500, through both paid and in-house assets, including in-station advertising, outdoor billboards, on-vehicle advertising, community and foreign language print advertisements, broadcast radio, paid social media, and paid search online advertising. The MBTA’s HR Department is also actively working to reduce the onboarding process for new operators. Because of ongoing difficulties in hiring new bus operators, approximately 3% of scheduled T bus trips did not occur over the summer months. While the MBTA continues its aggressive hiring campaign, the MBTA is adjusting bus service on some routes beginning August 28, 2022, to better match scheduled service with the actual level of service being delivered. Since January 2022, the T has hired 152 bus operators and is in need of approximately 300 additional drivers. Hiring challenges are not unique to the T. According to a poll by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), nearly three in four transit agencies nationwide said that they have either had to cut service or delay service increases because of worker shortage issues. MBTA bus route service changes will be made with special focus on maintaining service levels on routes with durable ridership, increasing service on the most crowded routes, adapting service to accommodate school and work trips, and maintaining the T’s flexibility to make changes to schedules as needed. Some routes will operate with more frequency, others with less frequency, and some routes will undergo routing or departure time changes. If a route or bus stop is affected by schedule changes, the T advises riders to use its Trip Planner to find alternative service. Two routes will see more frequent service than during the summer months. The Route 455 includes an additional Saturday morning trip and the Silver Line 1 will operate with increased weekday evening frequency. Forty-three routes will operate with less frequency during varying times of day. Nine routes will experience some routing changes and over thirty routes will see departure time changes. Riders can visit mbta.com/ servicechanges for more information. For more information, visit mbta.com/servicechanges, or connect with the T on Twitter @MBTA and @MBTA_CR, on Facebook /TheMBTA, or on Instagram @theMBTA. For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 781-233-4446 or info@advocatenews.net

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 26, 2022 Breakheart’s Burning Fires spoil the fi nal week of summer vacation at Saugus state park; 79 acres catch fi re By Mark E. Vogler S augus Deputy Fire Chief Thomas D’Eon said he can’t remember having to battle a worse fi re than the one that’s been burning acres of forest land at Breakheart Reservation for more than a week. “I have no idea when we’ll be reopening because it’s going to take a lot of post-recovery work to remove or take care of the many trees that have been damaged,” Deputy Chief D’Eon said this week as he took a break to reflect on the challenges of fighting the fire, which has already burned about 79 acres and damaged hundreds of trees. “Until we get substantial precipitation to soak down into the ground and root system, this could hang on for weeks or months,” he said. Firefighters and forest rangers are particularly conLaw Offices of Terrence W. Kennedy 512 Broadway, Everett • Criminal Defense • Personal Injury • Medical Malpractice Tel: (617) 387-9809 Cell: (617) 308-8178 twkennedylaw@gmail.com OUR OFFICE HAS MOVED TO 519 BROADWAY, EVERETT SABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY 519 BROADWAY EVERETT, MA 02149 PHONE: (617) 387-7466 FAX: (617) 381-9186 Visit us online at: Rocco Longo, Owner WWW.SABATINO-INS.COM BACK TO SCHOOL | FROM PAGE 3 early childhood education and build early literacy and numeracy skills will have a profound impact on this district and on the readiness of our students,” Mondello said this week in a message he left on the district website for parents. “At the VELC, we will work relentlessly to create a culture of success by focusing on an alignment of practice, focusing on standards, monitoring student understanding and ensuring we are appropriately assessing our student’s [sic] progress. Most importantly, we always work to foster a sense of belonging and a place where everyone can and will succeed by creating a learning environment that is responsive to the whole child,” he said. The Belmonte STEAM Academy New Belmonte STEAM Academy Principal Dr. Rebecca Long, who begins her first year at Saugus Public Schools, says she’s thrilled that a music program will be offered to the students – after the superintendent’s office received feedback from parents that they want their children to receive musical education. There was no music program offered at the academy last year for students in grades two through five. “Something I’m most excited about is enhancing STEAM Academy opportunities for students. “I’m excited to build a new culture in the building,” Dr. Long said. cerned about the dangers of falling trees in cases where the root system can no longer support the trees. “When you get these burned-out trees that are falling, it can be really dangerous,” D’Eon said. At least twice this week – Sunday (Aug. 21) and Wednesday (Aug. 24) – a Massachusetts Air National Guard helicopter helped out by scooping up water from a nearby lake and dropping it Saugus Deputy Fire Chief Thomas D’Eon gets ready to enter the fi refi ghting command station set up at Breakheart Reservation. He was one of the chief commanders presiding over fi refi ghting eff orts this week. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) into a fire zone. The National Guard helicopter used buckets of 450 gallons and 600 gallons to carry the water to the fires. Meanwhile, crews of 50 to 75 firefighters worked on the ground at any one time, with handheld hoses, trying to douse the fires.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 26, 2022 Page 13 The Sounds of Saugus By Mark E. Vogler Back-to-School countdown Hey, Saugus kids! Hope you’ve made the most of your summer vacation, as you will be headed back to school next week. Classes begin on Tuesday (Aug. 30) for students in grades 1 to 12. Kindergarten and pre-K classes start on Wednesday (Aug. 31). Enjoy the remaining days of your summer. Read a little. Have fun. Relax. If you are interested in local places to visit to spice up your summer, go to the Saugus Public Library, the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, Breakheart Reservation, the Youth & Recreation Department or the Saugus Senior Center. Collectively, these places offer a lot of summertime options for Saugus residents. Show some respect for Old Glory Recently, we received a few disappointing reports about tattered and torn American flags flying on staffs outside town municipal buildings. It seems this is an issue that surfaces periodically. And, when it does, it should be addressed as soon as possible. Since U.S. Army Vietnam War Era veteran Joe Johnson brought this to our attention this week, we’ll share from his emails and hope that Saugus town and school officials respond promptly to replace the flags. “As I drive and walk around our town, I’ve noticed that our American flags are being flown tattered and torn. The flags at our new SHS are in poor condition as well as the flag at the World Series Park,” Joe wrote in his email to The Saugus Advocate. “As an Army veteran I’m upset. I’ve aired my complaint at the Veterans Council and to a few town officials. I’ve been told that it will be taken care of. Simple solution is to take down the damaged flags as it is against federal law to fly a tattered torn U.S. flag,” Joe said. “I understand that they may not have enough American flags to replace but they can at least remove the torn ones. It looks terrible seeing them fly like that. And is against federal law. I hope they take the torn flags down and respectively dispose of them.” Joe apparently shared his concerns with several selectmen and a member of the Saugus Council on Aging. I understand the Board of Selectmen’s Office has also been fielding a few complaints from concerned citizens who feel the same way as Joe. Hopefully, the powers that be read this and take care of the situation quickly. Some quality time off I am back on the job after enjoying some time off over the past two weeks resting, relaxing and doing some fun things unrelated to newspapering. For the folks who ask me how my vacation went, my standard answer will be as always: “There’s no such thing as bad time off.” I didn’t go on any special trip this year. And I didn’t focus my time on a major home improvement project like last year, when I spent most of my two weeks gathering and removing clutter from my garage. I decided at the outset that I would spend my time stringing together some day trips while visiting friends and relatives that I haven’t gotten to see a lot of since before the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020. There’s no question the highlight of my trip was visiting my 91-year-old aunt in Danville, N.H. Elsie Rondeau is my late dad’s sister and my only living aunt. I wanted to take her out. But she insisted that I drive up to visit her one day and join her and her daughter, Sharon, who I haven’t seen in many years. We had a great lunch. My cousin brought some very tasty pizza to my aunt’s house. As we enjoyed the pizza, some huge and well-fed hummingbirds entertained us at the feeder set up near the front porch. I’ve never seen humming birds as big as these birds hovering in the air, oblivious to people nearby watching them. After lunch, I spent about four hours sitting on the couch in my Aunt Elsie’s living room, catching up on things and sharing memories about people from our past. Four hours sitting on a couch, and the time just zipped by. It was amazing how my Aunt Elsie was able to share wonderful memories and stories of the past. She’s very articulate and still has a great memory and a great sense of humor. It was special – leisurely spending an afternoon with the sister of my dad, who has been gone for over 30 years. My aunt has got some mobility issues but points out proudly that she does about six miles a day on her exercise bike. There are not too many people I would spend four hours of casual conversation with. That’s a long time. But it was well worth the time with my Aunt Elsie. She’s great. And I wish I would have spent more time with her. All in all, it was a great vacation. I did get up to Portland, Maine, to enjoy a baked, stuffed lobster at Boone’s Fish House & Oyster Room – a place I haven’t been to since 1975. Back when I was a young reporter based in the Bridgton-Fryeburg area for The Portland Press Herald, I would occasionally splurge on a good seafood meal at Boone’s – a popular restaurant on Portland Harbor since 1898. I really loved the place back then when life was less complex. Oh my, have things changed. There wasn’t any parking issue back then. But I wound up spending $40 for parking this time on the Portland waterfront. The parking and the $14 in Maine and New Hampshire turnpike tolls combined cost the same as the $54 for the baked stuffed lobster. The total lunch bill came to $114 – a lot more than what I paid on the last time I dined at Boone’s. Another high point of my vacation was a day trip to Nantucket. I got up at 5 a.m. one day and picked up my UMass Amherst college buddy Bob Callahan in Woburn. We got down to Hyannis in time to catch the first steamship to the island. We arrived at 11:30, had lunch and spent about six hours and six miles walking around the island, visiting places we used to go to during the three years I lived and worked out there when I was editor of the now-defunct Nantucket Beacon. The steamship trip was two hours and 15 minutes each way. I didn’t run into any friends and acquaintances during my time on the island. I walked into the Nantucket Town & County Building to see if anyone remained since I left the island 26 years ago. Libby Gibson had worked as an administrator back at the time I left. She’s still around and became town manager when Nantucket changed its form of government from the town administrator position. I got to enjoy some cookouts with a few other close friends. So, yes, indeed, it was a great vacation. Navy Band Concert canceled The Friends of Breakheart were looking forward to hosting the U.S. Navy Band’s “Rhode Island Sound Machine” on Wednesday (Aug. 24). But the forest fires at Breakheart Reservation forced the cancellation of this week’s concert. “We’re going to try to reschedule, but we don’t know what date yet,” said Peter A Rossetti Jr. of the Friends of Breakheart. “This is a free concert and a very popular one that’s been enjoyed by local residents over the years. Unfortunately, it got canceled THE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 14

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 26, 2022 THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 13 because of the fires.” We’ll keep you posted on whether the event can be rescheduled this year and related details. This event is proudly cosponsored by the nonprofit, all-volunteer Friends of Breakheart Reservation and the state Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR). We have a winner! Congratulations to Linda Pogson for making the right identification in last week’s “Guess Who Got Sketched!” contest. Linda was one of several readers answering correctly, but she was the only one to have her name picked in a drawing from the green Boston Red Sox cap. Here’s the correct answer, offered by the person who goes by the name of The Sketch Artist: “This sketch of the week was a tough sketch to complete without giving into cravings of ice cream and frozen yogurts! Five pounds later… “The sketch is of the generous Ms. Sharon Cacciola “Sharon and her husband Paul and son Stephen became owners of Soc’s Ice-cream in 2014. “Stephen, their son, is an experienced ice cream maker. “The Cacciola’s kept the Soc’s name, which was named after the previous owner Socrates. “Soc’s hand crafts and churns out ice cream daily. Soc’s ice cream has a delicious unique creamy, yet thick texture. Soc’s was recognized for being one of the distinguished ice cream places in Massachusetts by WBZ Boston! “The Cacciolas’ Soc’s ice cream was featured in The Saugus Advocate Aug. 5 edition, Front cover “A Great Saugus Scoop” & “Here’s the Real Scoop” article & photos by Mark E. Vogler & page 10; and Savvy Senior BY JIM MILLER What is an Annual Notice of Change? Dear Savvy Senior, Last year I received a “notice of change” letter from my Medicare provider. Should I expect another one this year, and what should I do with it? Medicare Rookie Dear Rookie, The letter you’re asking about is actually referred to as the Annual Notice of Change (or ANOC), which is a letter you receive from your Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D prescription drug plan in late September. (People with only a Medigap plan don’t receive these because Medigap plans do not have benefit changes from year to year). So yes, you should expect to receive another letter next month. The ANOC gives a summary of any changes in your plan’s costs and coverage that will take effect Jan. 1 of the next year. The ANOC is typically mailed with the plan’s “evidence of coverage,” which is a more comprehensive list of the plan’s costs and benefits for the upcoming year. You should review these notices to see if your plan will continue to meet your health care needs in 2023. If you are dissatisfied with any upcoming changes, you can make changes to your coverage during fall open enrollment, which runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Here are three types of changes to look for: Costs: If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, find out what you can expect to pay for services in 2023. Costs such as deductibles and copayments can change each year. For example, your plan may not have had a deductible in 2022, but it could have one in 2023. A deductible is the amount of money you owe out-of-pocket before your plan begins to cover your care. Another example is that your plan may increase the copayments you owe for visits to your primary care provider or specialists. Coverage: If you have an Advantage plan with prescription drug coverage check to see if your doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers and pharmacies will still be in network for 2023. You have the lowest out-of-pocket costs if you go to providers and pharmacies that are in your plan’s network. If you see an outof-network provider, your plan may not cover any of the cost of your care, leaving you to pay the cost outof-pocket. You should also contact your providers directly to confirm that they will still be accepting your plan in the coming year. Drugs: If you have prescription drug coverage, look through the plan’s formulary, which is the list of drugs the plan covers. Formulary changes can happen from year to year, so make sure the medications you’re taking will be covered next year, and that they’re not moved to a higher tier which will affect your copay. If you see any changes that will increase your costs, you may want to select a different drug plan that covers all of your medications. If the formulary is incomplete, or you do not see your drug(s) on the list, contact the plan directly to learn more. If you have not received an ANOC by the end of September, you should contact your Medicare Advantage Plan or Part D plan to request it. This notice can be very helpful in determining whether you should make any changes to your coverage during the fall open enrollment. Reading your ANOC can also prevent any surprises about your coverage in the new year. Shopping, comparing and enrolling in a new Medicare Advantage or Part D plan during the open enrollment period can easily be done online at Medicare’s Plan Finder Tool at Medicare.gov/ find-a-plan. Or, if you don’t have a computer or Internet access, you can also call Medicare at 800-633-4227 and they can help you out over the phone. Your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), which provides free Medicare counseling, is also a great resource to help you make any changes. To find a local SHIP counselor, visit ShipHelp.org or call 877839-2675. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book. Aug.12 edition, pg 8 “A Delicious Day” by Mark E. Vogler. “Sharon provided Saugus Youth and Recreation Dept. Summer Camp children and staff with over 100 ice creams and toppings at the outdoor pavilion at the World Series Park hosted by WBZ Boston! Sharon’s Ice Cream palace Soc’s includes many flavors of ice cream; soft and hard styles as well as slushes, sundaes and other sweet & non sweet treats. Sharon found an old ice-cream cart and restored it to a Soc’s lovely old fashioned Ice-cream cart. “Soc’s is a wonderful relaxing place for an ice cream! It’s a place you see many friends and families gather! Soc’s is located at 67 Lynn Fells Parkway. They are open every day from Noon to 10 p.m. 1-781233-0009. On their website you can sign up on “Soc’s “get the scoop stay in the loop” email. “Soc’s patio is lit for a pleasurable evening nested right up against nature! Sitting out back amidst views of nature, birds and crickets chirp filling the air with a euphony of surround sound. “Back in June at Soc’s, a friend and I enjoyed a visit from a little brown baby rabbit who stayed close by my side till he scampered off into the brush. Such an enjoyable place and fabulous tasting ice creams! “Keep creating fabulous slurrys for wonderful tasting ice cream flavors! What amazing artistic decor & talent! “Thank you “P.S. At Soc’s, it’s a misty Monday night 7:45 p.m. and a friend and I stood in line to get a kiddie coffee ice cream cone to enjoy and view the outdoor patio cafe; Rejoicing it’s raining to ease the efforts of the firefighters at Breakheart! “Yours Truly, “The Sketch Artist” A Shout Out to firefighters We didn’t receive any nominations from readers this week on folks who should be recognized publicly for contributions to the betterment of Saugus, good deeds or heroic acts. So, as I usually do when I don’t receive reader nominations for “Shout Outs,” I will recommend some worthy candidates to shower with praise. And this week is easy. How about a thousand “Shout Outs!” for the men and women who stepped up – as paid firefighters and volunteers – for pitching in to help out as firefighters battled the fires at Breakheart Reservation. Many of these firefighters are in harm’s way, along with folks from various agencies that are working alongside them. “Shout Outs” for any citizen volunteers and local officials for their good deeds to provide backup support, whether it be food, water and/or provisional supplies, to the folks out there who have been battling the fires over the past week. Shout Outs to the men and women from fire departments in surrounding communities who contributed in the way of mutual aid to Saugus, covering the Central Fire Station and responding to fires and emergencies while Saugus firefighters have been at Breakheart. Want to “Shout Out” a fellow Saugonian? This is an opportunity for our paper’s readers to single out – in a brief mention – remarkable acts or achievements by Saugus residents or an act of kindness or a nice gesture. Just send an email (mvoge@comcast.net) with a mention in the subject line of “An Extra Shout Out.” No more than a paragraph; anything longer might lend itself to a story and/or a photo. Summer Concert Series concludes Wednesday The National Park Service and Saugus Public Library have been cosponsoring a free Summer Concert Series that concludes next Wednesday (Aug. 31) at 6 p.m. with the final performance of the season at the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, which is located at 244 Central St. in Saugus. Decades of Rock Band – which features Classic Rock of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s – was supposed to perform on Aug. 17 but was forced to reschedule because of bad weather. Come to the park and enjoy Marina & Bernardo: Acoustic Folk. The concert will be held outdoors, weather permitting (see SaugusPublicLibrary.org for updates/cancellations). Bring your own chair or blanket. Picnics welcome! Enjoy the grand finale of what has been a successful outdoor concert season “in the park.” “Zoom” Book Study The Rev. John Beach of St. John’s Episcopal Church wants to get the word out to Saugonians who might be interested in participating in a THE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 15

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 26, 2022 Page 15 THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 14 new book study via “Zoom” video conferencing. The book is “The Violence Project: How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic” by Jillian Peterson, PhD and James Densley, PhD. It’s the Winner of the 2022 Minnesota Book Award. According to the website of The Violence Project, “Using data from the writers’ groundbreaking research on mass shooters, including first-person accounts from the perpetrators themselves, The Violence Project charts new pathways to prevention and innovative ways to stop the social contagion of violence. “Frustrated by reactionary policy conversations that never seemed to convert into meaningful action, special investigator and psychologist Jill Peterson and sociologist James Densley built The Violence Project, the first comprehensive database of mass shooters. Their goal was to establish the root causes of mass shootings and figure out how to stop them…” Sandy Hook Promise Cofounder and Managing Director Nicole Hockley stated, “If you ever wondered how can we stop mass shootings, this is the book for you. By mixing compelling first-person interviews with mass shooters and significant data analysis, The Violence Project illustrates the tangible ways we can intervene and prevent a tragedy from occurring. No one is helpless—read this book and help stop violence before it starts.” Rev. Beach says the book s tudy group meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-8:30 East Coast Time from Sept. 7 through Oct. 5. For more information, contact The Rev. John Beach at —Cont est— CONTEST SKETCH OF THE WEEK revjbeach@gmail.com. What’s happening at the Saugus Public Library For schoolchildren looking for interesting projects and programs to participate in this summer, there’s plenty to do at the Saugus Public Library. Curious about snakes? Cape Ann Vernal Ponds will present “Snakes of New England & the World” on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m. outdoors at the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site. This special program, which is cosponsored by the Saugus Public Library and the Iron Works, is open to folks of all ages – from children to senior citizens – of people who are interested in learning more about snakes. No registration is required. Please check the library’s online event calendar for weather-related updates. Reading Squad: The Reading Squad will be meeting Sept. 8 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Saugus Public Library, where there will be discussion, activities and snacks. Squad members will read the award-winning novel “The Year of the Dog” by Grace Lin. Copies are available at the Children’s Desk. This program is recommended for children from age nine to 12. “Be Cool! Learn to Sew! Here’s a great idea offered by Joyce Rodenhiser: “Would you like to save and have fun? JUST SEW! Come to the Saugus Public Library and learn to sew on the second Monday of the month at 6 P.M. The class is tailored to the needs of the students! We teach basic sewing skills that you can use now! It’s air conditioned and we can do a lot in an hour. Join the JUST SEW class, it’s Free.” Grand Knights Banquet in September The Saugus Knights of Columbus Council #1829 is hosting a Grand Knights’ Banquet on Friday, Sept. 9. The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall (57 Appleton St., Saugus) starting at 6 p.m. This event is to recognize all past Grand Knights, but it’s in special recognition of Former Grand Knight Chris Luongo for his devotion to charity and the Saugus Community. The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 and has1.9 million members around the world. Core values include integrity, professionalism, excellence and respect. Charity is at the heart of everything they do. Everyone is welcome to attend this event! Tickets are $30 each. For more information, please call Richard at 781-858-1117. Saugus seeks student poll workers Town Clerk Ellen Schena’s Office is looking for student election workers. It is a great way for them to learn how their government functions and how important it is to vote. Sixteen-year-old students are eligible to work a half day (six to eight hours); 17-18-year-old students may work a full day (eight to 12 hours). All students can receive community service, which is imperative to them in order to satisfy their High School requirement mandated for graduation, or they can be paid for their hours worked. In addition, the Town Clerk’s Office will gladly write letters of recommendation for the National Honor Society, Colleges, etc. Interested students can stop by Town Hall or contact the Town Clerk’s Office to apply for work. Ask for Andrew DePatto, the Saugus Election Coordinator. He can be reached at 781-231-4102. In-Person Early Voting Town Election Coordinator Andrew DePatto wants Saugus residents to know about some important dates coming up, as it relates to In-Person Early Voting for the Sept. 6 State Primary Election. There are several dates when folks can participate in Early Voting at the Saugus Public Library (295 Central St., Taylor Street Entrance): · Tomorrow (Saturday, August 27) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (***Also, last day to register to vote for September’s Election) · Monday, August 29–8:30 THE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 16                        GUESS WHO GOT SKETCHED! If you know the right answer, you might win the contest. In this week’s edition, we continue our weekly feature where a local artist sketches people, places and things in Saugus. Got an idea who was sketched this week? If you do, please email me at mvoge@comcast. net or leave a phone message at 978-683-7773. Anyone who between now and Tuesday at noon identifies the Saugonian sketched in this week’s paper qualifies to have their name put in a green Boston Red Sox hat with a chance to be selected as the winner of a $10 gift certificate, compliments of Dunkin’ in the Food Court at the Saugus Square One Mall. But you have to enter to win! Look for the winner and identification in next week’s “The Sounds of Saugus.” Please leave your mailing address in case you are a winner. (Courtesy illustration to The Saugus Advocate by a Saugonian who goes by the name of “The Sketch Artist”)                                                                       !                

Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 26, 2022 THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 15 a.m. to 4 p.m. · Tuesday, August 30–8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. · Wednesday, August 31– 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. · Thursday, Sept. 1–8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. · Friday, Sept. 2–8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. This pertinent information regarding early voting is also on the Town of Saugus website under the Town Clerk, https://www.saugus-ma.gov/ town-clerk/bulletins/person-early-voting Food pantry seeks volunteers Here’s a message from Pastor Joe Hoyle of Cliftondale Congregational Church about a collaborative community commitment to help needy Saugus residents: “The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry is a partnership between the churches in Saugus to ensure that no one in our community faces food insecurity… With faithful donations and volunteers, we have been able to give out thousands of meals to our neighbors in need throughout the years.” The Food Pantry is open every Friday from 9:30 a.m.11 a.m., distributing prepackaged groceries (including meat and produce) at 50 Essex St. “We are always in need of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer or donate, please contact Pastor Joe Hoyle, Executive Director at office@clindalecc.org or 781-233-2663.” Concerts for vets Rockin’ 4 Vets presents “Homegrown Rock Concerts” and “Throw Back Thursdays” for New England Vets this summer at the Kowloon Restaurant’s outdoor venue on Route 1 North in Saugus. For tickets and prices go to gimmelive.com. Home Grown Rock Lineup – doors open at 3 p.m. – concert at 4 p.m. August 28 – Veronica Lewis. Tribute Bands – doors open at 6 p.m. – concert at 7 p.m. September: September 1–Being Petty–Tom Petty; September 8–Studio Two– The Beatles; September 15– Completely Unleashed–Van Halen. If you would like to attend a show, please call Lauren at 617-247-4112. Band photos are available upon request. More outdoor music at Kowloon The Kowloon Restaurant announced their outdoor concert series for August with a variety of live bands at their Route 1 North in Saugus outdoor venue. For tickets call the Kowloon Restaurant at 781-233-0077. Live Music: WildFire, today (Friday, August 26), 7 p.m. ($10 per person for reserved seating). Live Music: The Adam Hanna Band, tomorrow (Saturday, August 27), 7 p.m. A Sunday Jam session on Sept. 4 The Kowloon Restaurant is set to host a “90’s End Of Summer Dance Jam Under the Stars” at their outdoor venue on Sept. 4 featuring Grammy Award-winner All-4-One. Also performing will be Vinyl Groove playing 70’s and 80’s music and Betty Dee, the freestyle dance diva. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $49 per person for general admission and $69 per person for VIP reserved seating. All-4-One is best known for “I Swear,” “So Much in Love” and “I Can Love You Like That.” The group is comprised of Jamie Jones, Delious Kennedy, Alfred Nevarez and Tony Borowiak from the Antelope Valley and Mojave, California areas. The group has sold 69 million records worldwide. For tickets, please call the Kowloon Restaurant: 781233-0077. Founders Day Sept. 10 The Youth & Recreation Department is already busy making preparations for the town’s Annual Founders Day, which is set for Saturday, Sept. 10. It is indeed one of the community’s signature For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 781-233-4446 or info@advocatenews.net events – an event so popular it draws folks from neighboring towns to enjoy a day of fun and fellowship at Saugus Center. It is a major fundraising day for various community and youth organizations that gather in booths near Town Hall and the Saugus Public Library and on both sides of Central Street, headed to the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site. Sept. 10! Mark the date down on your calendar and stay tuned for details. Mums for Youth Soccer Starting on Friday, Sept. 16, Saugus Youth Soccer will be selling beautiful, hardy mums at Anna Parker Field (124 Essex St., next to Fire Station). There will be many colors to choose from: red, lavender, yellow, orange and white – priced at $8.00 each. The mums will be sold starting Friday around 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sunday (if needed) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They have ordered over 300 hardy mums, so don’t hesitate and come down to the field to support Saugus Youth Soccer! Thank you and if you have any questions, please contact Mary Migliore at mry8765@aol.com or 781-521-5081. Buy a brick to honor a Saugus veteran The Saugus War Monument Committee once again is sponsoring the Buy A Brick Program to honor all those who have served their country. If you would like to purchase one in the name of someone who is presently serving or has served, in the memory of a loved one, or just for someone from your family, school, etc., the general pricing is $100 for a 4″ X 8″ brick (three lines) and $200 for 8″ X 8″ brick (five lines). Each line is a maximum of 15 characters. The improvement and upkeep of the monument on the corner of Winter and Central Streets rely on the generosity of donors through fundraising. The brick application must be in by Sept. 15 to ensure the bricks will be ready for Veterans Day. Please contact Corinne Riley at 781231-7995 for more information and applications. SHS Class of ’62 plans 60th reunion Leaders of the Saugus High School Class of 1962 would like you to “SAVE THE DATE.” Their 60th Class Reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Prince Pizzeria in Saugus. They are reaching out to contact fellow classmates as well as other alumni who would like to join them. The well-known 50’s and 60’s music group of Howie Conley will be there for musical enjoyment. Those of you who have heard them know what a performance they put on. There will be pizza and salad combinations plus soft drinks. The price includes all you can eat, tax and gratuities – plus Howie Conley’s group – and is $29 per person. There is a bar available for wine, beer and mixed drinks. There is no need to purchase tickets at this time. Please let one of the following people know of your interest either by a phone call or a text message so that you can be easily reached when the time draws near. No commitment is necessary. They are just exploring the number of interested classmates. · Donna “Cann” Olivera – 781-987-4308 · Jonni “Giantonio” Matrona – 781-439-4200 · Janice “Cristiano” Pomeroy – 617-512-2097 · Larry Seavers – 704-9062606 Looking for book donations The New Friends of the Saugus Public Library are asking for donations of gently used adult hardcover and softcover fiction for the ongoing book sale in the Community Room. They would also appreciate donations of gently used children’s books. Please limit donations at this time to only fiction and children’s books; they do not have storage space for other genres or media. Please.... clean and newer books only – no tattered pages, bad odors, stains or dirty covers! Books may be dropped off at the Main Circulation Desk during business hours. Please do not place donations in the outdoor book drops. Want to be a Knight? The Knights of Columbus is looking for new members to join. If you are interested in becoming a member of this local organization, please call 781-233-9858. Compost site now open The community’s compost site will be open to residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The site is located behind the Department of Public Works at 515 Main St. Stickers are required to gain seasonal access to the site. Stickers may be purchased for $25.00 at the Department of Public Works (DPW) located at the Compost Site when making your visit to the Compost Site. The Town of Saugus accepts checks only for payment of the $25.00. No cash will be accepted. Kindly bring a check when visiting. Thank you! Compost site stickers must be permanently placed on the lower left corner of residents’ automobile windshields. Vehicles registered out of state are not permitted. Yard waste must be disposed of in brown compost bags or open containers. The Town will accept grass clippings, leaves and brush. As in years past, no branches or limbs larger than three inches in diameter are permitted. We ask all residents to please wear a mask and maintain and respect social distancing from others while visiting the site. Residents may call Lorna Cerbone at the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 781231-4036 with questions or for more information. Let’s hear it! Got an idea, passing thought or gripe you would like to share with The Saugus Advocate? I’m always interested in your feedback. It’s been nearly six and a half years since I began work at The Saugus Advocate. I’m always interested in hearing readers’ suggestions for possible stories or good candidates for “The Advocate Asks” interview of the week. Feel free to email me at mvoge@comcast.net. Do you have some interesting views on an issue that you want to express to the community? Submit your idea. If I like it, we can meet for a 15- to 20-minute interview over a drink at a local coffee shop. And I’ll buy the coffee or tea. Or, if you prefer to continue practicing social distancing and be interviewed from the safety of your home on the phone or via email, I will provide that option to you as the nation recovers from the Coronavirus crisis. If it’s a nice day, my preferred site for a coffee and interview would be the picnic area of the Saugus Iron Works.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 26, 2022 Page 17 Saugus Gardens in the Summer Here’s what’s blooming in town this week to make your walks more enjoyable By Laura Eisener D espite the drought, there are harvests from the community garden behind the rectory of St. John’s Church being delivered to the food pantry at Cliftondale Congregational Church on Essex Street. Last Friday’s harvest included tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) and eggplant (Solanum melangena), both members of the nightshade family (Solanaceae). Other common edible plants in this family include peppers (Capsicum annuum) and potatoes (Solanum tuberosum), though in the case of the potato it is not the fruit but the underground tuber that is eaten. Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) is also in this family. While many members of the nightshade family are edible, there are others that are highly toxic to people and most mammals. Eggplant goes by the name aubergine in France, but its French name is also used in the United Kingdom. Variations of this name are used in Germany, and they are all derived from older words from Arabic languages that were used before this plant was introduced to Europe. We might also be familiar with the word aubergine as a color – the deep, smoky purple that is the most common hue of the skin of the eggplant fruit. In fact, eggplant skin can be very varied in color, depending on variety – from deep purple to white and pastel pink, green or yellow. It can also be varied in shape, including some that are about the shape and size of chicken eggs when ripe, to the more familiar long and cylindrical cucumber-like form. While the flower color may be either purple or white, those varieties which have a purple flower often produce a purple fruit, and the flower makes an attractive sight in the vegetable garden. Other familiar members of this family are primarily ornamental, such as petunia (Petunia hybrida) and million bells (Callibrachoa hybrids). Petunia and million bells have many similarities, and million bells can often be described as looking like a small petunia. They have become very popular annuals in recent years, and they are available in at least as many varieties and colors as the better known petunias. Flowers of both species may be purple, pink, white, red, yellow and combinations, while the million A basket of vegetables for the food pantry from the community garden behind St. John’s Church Rectory. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) bells are also found in shades of orange. One of our most attractive native shrubs is also fruiting at this time. Beach plums (Prunus maritima) can grow from Maine south along the Atlantic shore, but they are becoming increasingly scarce in the wild as most coastal locations are no longer in their original condition. In some places, beach plums are being planted as a part of sand dune stabilization projects, and they are attractive ornamental plants for average garden soils on the coast and inland. Beach plums are much smaller than fruits of most other plum species and are somewhat tart when fresh, most often being used for jam with quite a bit of sugar added. Beach plum wine is also sometimes made. They are members of the rose family and are in the same genus as cherries, apricots and several other species of plum which grow on trees. In Saugus, there are several beach plums at Vitale Park on Ballard Street which have very attractive small white flowers in spring that become small fruit in late August and September. Some birds are getting ready to fly south, but many will be staying around for a while longer or even remain for the winter. The red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) is one of the larger birds that live in dead and hollow trees in the neighborhood. Despite the common name, the reddish area on their lower belly is not as noticeable as the vivid red area on the head and nape of their neck, especially on male birds. This woodpecker’s diet is usually insects, including some major tree pests, but it is also very fond of suet cakes at the birdfeeder. Editor’s Note: Laura Eisener is a The red-bellied woodpecker is a frequent visitor to the log feeder, which holds a suet cake. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) This pot of million bells in my driveway includes red, purple and “terra-cotta” colored flowers. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) landscape design consultant who helps homeowners with landscape design, plant selection and placement of trees and shrubs, as well as perennials. She is a member of the Saugus Garden Club and offered to write a series of articles about “what’s blooming in town” shortly after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. She was inspired after seeing so many people taking up walking Petunias can be found in a wide range of color combinations, including this purple and white bicolor in a hanging basket from Huberman’s on Vine Street. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) Beach plum fruits on shrubs at Vitale Park are abundant despite the dry summer. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener)

Page 18 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 26, 2022 Sixth-graders prepare for a new school year in Saugus (Editor’s Note: This info is from an article submitted by the Saugus Public Schools.) T he staff at Saugus Middle High School recently welcomed incoming sixth-grade students and families to an orientation program to help prepare them for a successful middle school experience. SMHS Principal Brendon Sullivan said the “#ISurvivedMiddleSchool” program was developed to help alleviate anxiety for students and parents as they enter middle school, and also set the tone for a successful year. “The transition to middle school can be a difficult one, which is why our team put this program in place about five years ago,” Sullivan said. JOINT INVESTMENT ACCOUNTS AND MASSHEALTH A ny asset, with the exception of joint bank accounts, owned by two or more single individuals is presumed to be owned in equal shares, unless a different percentage of ownership is substantiated. For example, a joint brokerage account with Fidelity owned by a parent applying for MassHealth benefits owned jointly with his or her son would only be a countable asset for eligibility purposes to the extent of 50% of that account value. Joint bank accounts, on the other hand, will be counted in full for MassHealth eligibility purposes, unless the other joint owner can prove contribution towards the balance in the bank accounts. The longer the joint brokerage account has been established, the more likely that MassHealth would only count 50% of the value of the account upon submitting an application for MassHealth benefits. If you were to open up a joint brokerage account several months prior to applying for MassHealth, it is likely the application would be denied as MassHealth would proceed to count 100% of the value of the account as opposed to 50%. The adding of a child as a joint owner of the brokerage account would be treated as a disqualifying transfer subject to the five-year look back period. If you are concerned that a loved one, who is not married, and who may be in need of nursing home care well within the next five years, it might be worthwhile looking into taking some bank account monies and transferring them to a brokerage account in the name of the person who will soon be entering the nursing home and a son or daughter. If enough time goes by after the estab“We also want to communicate student expectations clearly from the beginning. Consistent communication between school and home is a critical part of ensuring student success.” Sullivan credited SMHS Aslishment of such an account, at least half of the monies will be protected. If MassHealth took the position that the entire account is countable, then excess assets in that situation could be transferred to a pooled trust depending upon the particular facts and circumstances. The pooled trust will take the excess countable assets off the table and convert them to non-countable assets held by the non-profit pooled trust entity. Monies can be spent on the nursing home resident on items and services not covered by MassHealth. There is a payback provision to MassHealth and there is an amount that will be retained by the charity depending on how long the recipient of MassHealth benefits resides in the nursing home. Even a Medicaid annuity should be looked at as another option of protecting as much money as possible. Countable assets are converted to a non-countable income stream that would have to be paid to the nursing home. By doing this, you would at least be able to obtain approval for MassHealth benefits. Joseph D. Cataldo is an estate planning/elder law attorney, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner, AICPA Personal Financial Specialist and holds a master’s degree in taxation. sistant Principal Maureen Lueke for working with her team, including several high school student volunteers, to create the welcoming two-day orientation. Assisting Lueke were Amy O’Neill, one of the adjustment counselors at SMHS; Tracy Rodrigues, a sixth-grade Special Education teacher; and Paul Doucette, a seventh-grade Social Studies teacher. About 122 incoming sixth-graders attended the first day, which was followed by a parent session the second day. Lueke said students took a tour of the building to learn the ins and outs of important locations, such as the gym, bathrooms, lockers and cafeteria. They received tips on preparing for the school year, such as study skills, keeping assignments organized and how to stay ahead – and heard advice on navigating the social environment of middle school. “Learning how to meet new people, how to handle peer pressure, advocating for yourself and developing coping skills are all critical as our students navigate through their middle school years,” Lueke said. One way to help students develop those skills during orientation was through team-building activities, she said. Lueke ran the parent session the next day, giving families insight into the mindset and challenges of middle school students. The program was designed to: • Help families better understand their adolescent child • Familiarize parents and/or families to the middle school program • Provide parents and/or families with information and resources to better help them understand adolescence. “This is one way to let students and families know from the beginning that we want to work together as a team to make the middle school experience a positive one,” Lueke said. “We have staff and resources available to both students and families and urge them to reach out with any questions or concerns.” A copy of the presentation for parents and caregivers is available on the district’s website. Incoming sixth-grade parents or caregivers with questions should reach out to Lueke at mlueke@saugus.k12.ma.us. Latest Seasonally Unadjusted Unemployment and Job Estimates for Local Labor Markets in Massachusetts B OSTON, MA—August 23, 2022--Local unemployment rates dropped in nine labor areas, increased in five, and remained unchanged in ten labor market areas, in the state during the month of July compared to June, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported. Compared to July 2021, the rates were down in twenty-four labor market areas. Of the fifteen areas for which estimates are published, three areas gained jobs. The increases occurred in the Barnstable Town (+4.1%), Boston-Cambridge-Newton (+0.3%), and Worcester (+0.1%) areas. From July 2021 to July 2022, thirteen areas gained jobs with the largest percentage increases seen in the Boston-Cambr idge -Newton (+5.8%) , Springfield (+4.4%), Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford (+3.9%), and Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem (+3.5%) areas. In order to compare the statewide rate to local unemployment rates, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the statewide unadjusted unemployment rate for July 2022 was 3.5 percent, unchanged from the June estimate. Last week, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported the statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the month of July 2022 was 3.5 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the June 2022 estimate of 3.7 percent. The statewide seasonally adjusted preliminary jobs estimate showed an increase of 13,500 jobs in July, and an over-the-year gain of 134,500 jobs. The unadjusted unemployment rates and job estimates for the labor market areas reflect seasonal fluctuations and thereUNEMPLOYMENT | SEE PAGE 20

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 26, 2022 Page 19 A Summer Reading Wrap-Up O Children’s Librarian cites the top accomplishments of this year’s summer reading program Popular authors included ur summer reading program was a big success, with over 400 participants logging over 100,000 total hours of reading! The theme this year was Oceans of Possibilities, which leant itself to dynamic programming, including a life-size blow-up Whalemobile and a special visit from a Princess Ariel performer. We are so grateful to all our partnerships that helped make this summer reading program happen, including the New Friends of the Saugus Library, Saugus YMCA, Saugus Ironworks, Saugus Public Schools, Saugus TV and Mass Cultural Council. Readers were able to win prizes for logging their minutes read, including free new books, toys, slime and gift cards from local businesses! A HUGE thank you to all of the local businesses who donated prizes and services to our readers this summer. Our summer reading program aims to motivate children to read books they truly love and beat the “Summer Slide,” in which student progress can “slide” backwards during the break from school. Studies show that reading motivation is one of the most important factors in predicting student reading achievement. Some of the most popular book series read this summer include “Dogman” by Dav Pilkey and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” by Jeff Kinney. Raina Telgemeier (“Guts,” “Sisters”) and Mo Willems (“Elephant & Piggie”). Our patrons have also spent the summer reading nonfiction books about whales, sharks and all their other favorite sea creatures! Pictured from left to right: Saugus Public Library Children’s Librarian Naomi Shmueli and Head of Children’s Services Amy Melton are thrilled as they look at the countless paper dolphins on a bulletin board at the library. Each child who signed up for the Summer Reading Program got to pin a dolphin on the bulletin board. More than 400 Saugus kids signed up this summer. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler)

Page 20 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 26, 2022 OBITUARIES Howard W. Carleton, Sr. lie, and Robbie. Cherished great grandfather of Shane, Gabrielle, Beck, Lorenzo, and Jacob. Howard was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Touraine Paint Company after 38 years as a supervisor. Relatives and friends are O f Saugus-Passed away at his home in Saugus on August 19th, at 90 years. Born in Everett, he was the beloved husband of the late Loraine D. (Spencer) Carleton. Loving father of Andrea Callahan and Howard W. Carleton, Jr both of Saugus. Loving brother of John Carleton. Cherished grandfather of Paula Cori, Jukindly invited to attend visiting hours at the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett on Friday, Aug 26th from 4-8 pm, followed by a funeral in the funeral home on Saturday, Aug 27th at 10 am. In Howard’s name, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project @ www.woundedwarriorproject.org Kenneth W. “Kenny” Flint f Saugus, formerly of Melrose, suddenly, August 18, 2022, age 66. Beloved husband of 15 years to Anne E. (Brown) Flint. Brother of David Flint of FL. Brother-in-law of O ~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ Board of Selectmen Notice is hereby given that the Saugus Board of Selectmen will conduct a public hearing on the request of Focused Gainz, LLC, Sarah McDonald, owner, for a Special Permit (S-2) to operate a fitness studio teaching basic fitness, yoga, and meditation. Focused Gainz, LLC, Sarah McDonald is also requesting a Common Victualer’s license to serve smoothies and meal prep. The proposed business will be located on the second floor, 1268 Broadway, Saugus, 01906. This hearing will be held at the Saugus Town Hall, second floor auditorium, 298 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906 on September 6, 2022, at 7:15 PM. Chairman Anthony Cogliano Janice K. Jarosz, Temp Clerk August 19, 26, 2022 1. On Aug. 26, 1826, what market with the name of another community opened in Boston, Mass.? 2. How are farmer, hoop and Humboldt Fog similar? 3. What type of Chinese dress has frog fasteners on the collar and lapel? 4. On Aug. 27, 2003, a world record–winning battery system was installed in what cold climate U.S. city that is nicknamed “The Golden Heart City”? 5. How many times has the U.S. Constitution been amended: 10, 27 or 33? 6. Which planet has Valles Marineris, which is solar system’s largest known canyon: Earth, Jupiter or Mars? 7. August 28 is National Bow Tie Day; what American performance artist has been known for a bow tie hairstyle? 8. After what year did the world’s population switch from mostly rural to mostly urban: 1953, 1990 or 2008? 9. Who inspired Robert Zimmerman to change his name to Bob Dylan? 10. On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in what state? 11. How are ascorbic acid, retinol and calciferol similar? 12. What item of clothing was named after a horserace? 13. On Aug. 30, 1885, what method of transport was first patented by Gottlieb Daimler? 14. Guinness World Records reported that Zeus, a 3’5” dog in Texas, is the world’s tallest dog; what breed is he: greyhound, Great Dane or borzoi? 15. Does thunder only happen when it rains? 16. In what South American country is it popular for women to wear bowler hats? 17. On Aug. 31, 1895, what German patented a navigable balloon? 18. How are Martin Arrowsmith, Yuri Zhivago and Victor Frankenstein similar? 19. What song from the 1980’s is subtitled “A Salute to 60’s Rock”? 20. On Sept. 1, 1897, the first American subway opened in what city? ANSWERS Susan Flint of Braintree. Cherished uncle of the late Lucas Flint. Also survived by many family members, friends, and his beloved cat Katie. Visitation were held at the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose on Thursday, August 25. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Herbert St., Melrose, on Friday, August 26, at 10:00AM, followed by a burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Memorial contributions may be made in Ken’s name to his nephew’s memoriUNEMPLOYMENT | FROM PAGE 19 fore may show different levels and trends than the statewide seasonally adjusted estimates. The estimates for labor force, unemployment rates, and jobs for Massachusetts are based on different statisO f Saugus, age 94, died on Wednesday, August 17th at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was the wife of the late Angelo DeRienzo who she met and married in Italy while he was in the service during World War II. Born in Pisa, Italy, Mrs. DeRienzo was the daughter of the late Tranquillo and Teresa (Benadeschi) Baldini. tical methodology specified by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). NOTES: The preliminary August 2022 and the revised July 2022 unemployment rates, labor force data and jobs estimates for Massachusetts will be al fund, The Lucas Flint Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 850131, Braintree, MA 02185. Bruna (Baldini) DeRienzo She was a 35-year resident of Saugus having lived previously in East Boston. Bruna was a past member of the Saugus Senior Center. Mrs. DeRienzo is survived by her daughter, Theresa Coco of Saugus; two grandchildren, Christopher and Jeffrey; four great grandchildren, C. J., Domenic, Alex and Matthew; one sister, Tranquilla of Italy. She was predeceased by one brother Orlando and one sister Lida. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bruna’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Associat ion at diabetes.org. Relatives and friends were invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus on Wednesday. A funeral service was held from the funeral home on Thursday followed by a funeral mass in Blessed Sacrament Church Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. released on Friday, September 16, 2022; local unemployment statistics will be released on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Detailed labor market information is available at www.mass. gov/lmi. See the 2022 Media Advisory for complete list of release dates. 1...... Quincy Market 2. .... They are types of soft cheese made in America. 3. .... Cheongsam 4. .... Fairbanks, Alaska (In 2005 Guinness recognized it as the World’s Most Powerful Battery.) 5. .... 27 6. ....Mars (“almost four times longer, 20 times wider, and four times deeper” than the Grand Canyon, according to National Geographic.) 7. .... Lady Gaga 8. .... 2008 9. .... The poet Dylan Thomas 10. .. Louisiana 11. .. They are names of vitamins (C, A and D2, respectively). 12. .. Ascot (a scarf-like tie named after “The Royal Ascot” race at Ascot Heath in Ascot, England) 13. ..Motorcycle 14. .. Great Dane 15. .. No; there are dry thunderstorms (predominantly in the western states) 16. .. Bolivia 17. .. Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin 18. .. They are fictional doctors (from “Arrowsmith,” “Dr. Zhivago” and “Frankenstein”) 19. .. “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.” by John Mellancamp 20. .. Boston

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